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LAMAREOUX, male, DOB 2/2007 SN delayed development
Lamareoux loves to go for drives in the car. He is currently attending his neighborhood kindergarten with other children his age. His report is lacking in why he has a diagnosis of intellectual delay. Additional clarification has been requested as there is no MRI, no testing, no examples of why they believe he has a delay. Lamareoux is currently living in foster care and described as well like by his family and peers. Lamareoux’s CWI is in a partnership with Children’s House International. He was not seen on a previous work trip by CHI as he and his foster family live quite a distance from the CWI.
Lamareoux’s reports from 12/2013 share:
Lamareoux, Male, was found abandoned on Mar.21 2007. He was confirmed as an abandoned baby, and on the same day he was sent to Children’s Welfare Institute to be raised. Doctors in this institute decided the child’s DOB as Feb 2007 according to his physical growth.
He suffers from intelligence development delayed. On admission he is only two months old and is very weak. On May.2 2007 he was fostered in a loving family. After the excellent care of dad and mom, now he is strong.
He has gone to the kindergarten, can communicate with others, can play with children, can understand adult’s words, can have a meal and go to toilet alone, can put on unlined clothes; when he put on more clothes, he needs to help; he knows where his kindergarten is, likes to sit the car, likes to play at outdoors; he is fond of imitating, has a ready smile, and enjoys that someone imitates his words.
After he goes to the kindergarten, he becomes more sensible, can get up on time, can go to school and leave school on time, can sing children’s songs, can write simple numbers, and can listen to class carefully. He is lovely and the families all like him.
He has good diet, and is not choosy to food; he can have rice, noodle and meat; his favorite food: apple, banana and watermelon etc.
He is a lovely boy. Best wishes for him and hope that he can be adopted as soon as possible, can have a happy family and have father and mother who love him, to grow up healthily and happily. He has been lived in the institute for many years, no one claimed him. Considered the child’s life and future, as well as the child’s happiness, we sent the material for foreign adoption on the child, and hope that he is able to find a warm and happy home.
LANORA, female, DOB 11/2011 SN strabismus of right eye, cerebral dysplasia
Lanora is a robust but shy toddler girl who appears to be generally developing on target. She is reported as being a bit timid and her vision issue in her right eye may also contribute to her tendency to “look before she leaps”. At 28 months old she was capable of so many things! She can speak, put on her shoes herself, master the stairs, run and play with her friends. Lanora has weakness in her right eye which causes her to turn her head to see better with her left eye. You can see her toddle around wearing her peach fluffy coat in this
Lanora’s reports share:
Lanora, female, was picked up on Apr.5,2012, reported to the local police. The police did multiple investigations but tried to find her birth parents in vain. The local Civil Affairs Department approved her to be sent to this institute on May 7,2012. After admission the announcement for claiming her in the daily newspaper failed to find her birth parents and relatives, she was confirmed as an abandoned baby.
On admission the child had conscious mind, good mental state, moderate nutrition, delayed physical development, sensitive to light, no abnormal findings of spine, exist physiological reflex, pathological reflex not educed. After admission she has got all of the vaccines in due time.
Presently the child’s height: 90.7 cm, weight:12.7 kg, head size:47 cm, chest size:48.4cm. She is introvert, shy and quiet, jump and runs freely, can go upstairs and downstairs without help, use fingers deftly, can put on shoes and tie shoelaces, can turn papers one page by one, understand what adults said, can speak sentences about 3-5 words, likes to listen to music, reading books, watching TV, nurturing, pour water for adults initially, likes being neat and clean, likes helping adults with housework, likes playing with other kids.
She has regular diet and routine and sleeps well at night.
She has not been found to have a food allergy for her previous regular diet, no history of severe diseases.
Diet: mainly has milk, rice, noodles, vegetables, meats, 3 meals per day, supplementary food: fruits, bread, biscuits etc. She likes to eat fruits, has good appetite.
She had PE in No.2 Hospital Affiliated Medical College on Feb.20,2014. The results for PE and lab tests were all normal except cerebral dysplasia and strabismus of right eye.
Sealed by: Children’s Welfare Institute
LINDBERG, male, DOB 6/2011 SN arachnoid cyst in cisterna magna (found during exam for adoption registration)
Fly high, cross the sea to a family. This is our wish for this expressive, active and adventurous boy. So, he has been given name Lindberg. We wish nothing more for him to have that change to “Lucky Lindy”. That can happen when his family takes their own plane ride to make him part of their family. Lindberg is tender hearted in addition to all his others personal strengths. He is a robust and healthy little boy who was found to have an arachnoid cyst in his cisterna magna while having a standard physical for his adoption registration. Did you know that Urban Meyer has one too?
Lindberg’s reports do not note any symptoms from the cyst. The majority of those having one never have symptoms. Please go to the following link to read more about arachnoid cysts:
Lindberg’s CWI is in a partnership with Children’s House International and video of Lindberg has been requested.
Lindberg’s reports share:
The baby was abandoned on Oct.12,2011. He was about 4 months old. His DOB was estimated as Jun.2011. He was found to be covered in measle spots.
Mental and physical development:
Primary diagnosis when admitted: measles, cured after treatment. After admission, he has regular diet and sleep, normal defecation and urination, cooperate with treatment. On Feb.27,2014, we made PE for him which shows arachnoid cyst in cisterna magna, no abnormal finding of rest items. Currently, he has regular diet and sleep, has good appetite, likes fruits, candies and desserts, can help staff moving chairs, not stable when walking, feed himself, can scribble with pen, can put in and take out blocks from the cup, can turn books, know big and small, understand what no means, can imitate to pronounce.
Personality and the social ability:
He is introvert and expressive, active and restless, has a ready smile, naughty sometimes, laugh out loud when teased. He is mature, seeing other kids crying, he would take toys for them, coax them, other kids likes playing with him, he would observe surroundings in strange environment, interested in fresh objects, adapt to new environment quickly.
LORENZO, male DOB: 2/2003, SN: mild intellectual development lower, normal physical development
For those that are confused why a Chinese boy has been named Lorenzo, which is a name from Spanish descent then let the confusion continue. Lorenzo’s medical need states that he has “mild intellectual development lower”, does anybody know what that means? On the other hand, his medical states that he can count to 100, is able to read and write up to 20-30 Chinese Characters, and is able to express his feelings and thoughts to others. So what’s the consensus? Lorenzo doesn’t have any videos and his medical is from 2011, so we are very much in the dark about his mental development. We hope to have more information soon but this is something I do know for sure: his physical development is normal, he is sociable, and he won’t be able to grow as a learner without the love and care of a family.
CT scan shows: Abnormal density focus in all layers of the skull; the size and shape of ventricular system normal; not widened of brain sulcus and fissure; midline structure locates in the middle; no abnormal findings of cortex of bones of cranium by bone window for observation.
Physical exam at one month old: 3.7kg in weight, 53cm in height, 35cm in head size, and 36cm in chest size, good nutritional development, poor reaction, no abnormal findings of the whole skin, no deformity of skull, no particulars of heart and lungs by AUSC, soft abdomen, not palpable liver and spleen under the rib, no abnormal findings about nervous system.
Physical exam in December of 2011 ( At age 7): 26kg in weight, 129cm in height, 49cm in head size, and 58.5cm in chest size, has 22 teeth, moderate nutritional development, physical development, no particulars of nervous system. Diagnosis: mild intellectual development lower.
Motor development: motor coordination, can walk, run, jump, climb and crawl, can bounce the ball continuously, dribble and jump rope continuously, can comply with the rules of the game.
Adaptability: Lorenzo is independent and is able to sleep, excrete, wash and put away BY HIMSELF. This competitive little boy likes playing sports and of course, winning. But Lorenzo also has an artsy side; he enjoys drawing and performing. Lorenzo is compassionate and cares for others. These attributes make him a perfect helper for teachers and aunts.
Language and Social ability: he can read Chinese Characters of 20-30, can write, can use fluent language for expressive needs, and is willing to talk, can take part in games and comply with the rules of the group activity. He is able to read children’s song and poem, can tell a story by the pictures and can sing and dance; he can count numbers of 1-100 and perform addition and subtraction within 10 by physical operation. He has safety awareness and the ability to protect himself, but lack of knowing his own mind and susceptible to interference and domination.
Immunization: he has been vaccinated with BCG primary, OPV for 3 times and booster twice, DPT for the complete and booster, HBV for 3 times, JEV for twice, MEV for once, MV for 3 times, Influenza for once and MMR for once according to plan.
Personality: active, outgoing, industrious and courageous, honest and strong, hard working.
Comprehensive evaluation: mild intellectual development lower; normal physical development,
Legal representative: XXX
Sealed by: Children’s Welfare Institute
MADIGAN, female, DOB 8/2009 SN mild right limb length difference, developmental delay, brain scan difference, swollen right tonsil, ear infection
Miss Madigan is a quiet little girl who does a lot of closely watching of the environment around her. The CHI staff met her on 4/23/2014. She was hesitant to interact with the staff UNTIL she saw a phone. She then was open to crawling into a lap and wanting to engage with the technology. She had the finger swipe movement down like an expert. Madigan is quiet in nature but she is close to a little friend who appeared to be the talker for her. She followed her little friend throughout the day and played together with her and other children she was familiar with. She does not live with a foster family. What would being cherished in a family do for her development and confidence? So hopeful that this chance is given to her.
From Madigan’s reports dated 7/14/2013
Madigan was found and admitted to her CWI when she was approximately 10 months old. At the time there was a concern about heart disease but future testing showed her heart to be normal. After admission the doctor on duty named her and did PE for her: 5.2kg in weight 61cm in height, 37cm in head size, 36cm in chest size, malnutrition, red throat, no swollen of tonsil, bulge on PE, III level SM at valves; diagnosis: 1. CHD? 2. Development delayed; 3. Fever to be examined. After admission the doctor treated her. She was dispatched to infant team for group feeding as no infectious disease after the observation.
Madigan had a sound sleep, drinks milk once in the night. As she grows up, her staple food is mainly on porridge and noodles, snack is mainly on milk added with fruits and cakes. Now she still can not have dinners and needs feeding. In the past the nurturer helped her with the defecation and urination, now she is trained to do it alone. She takes the bath once everyday at 8:30. Now she can speak simple phrases, such as “ayi, mama, hao”, cannot sing children’s songs, sometimes cannot be understood. Her right upper and down limbs are shorter, has mild limp, can play alone, can hold the pen to draw lines. She is interested with fresh things. She is quiet, can get along well with other children, interested with music and TV, likes watching TV, likes colorful toys. She does not receive the regular kindergarten education, just listens to stories in the infant team. She is development delayed and mental retardation compared to other children of her age.
UCG in No.1 Hospital affiliated to Fujian Medical University on Jul 15 2010: no abnormal findings of heart structure, no abnormal shunt. She was treated in Fujian Provincial Hospital on Sep 1 2010 due to right vascular change: congenital angiodysplasia. CT test on Feb 21 2013: high density shade in the right temporal occipital, right lateral ventricle was widened. MRI test on Mar 11 2013: 1. Multi abnormal signal in right cerebral hemisphere, corpus callosum, left occipital lobe and brainstem, vascular malformation with local (thalamus, parietal lobe and temporal lobe) old hemorrhage of brain, denaturation, softening and atrophy, suggest skull MRA scan or DSA further test; 2. Right Otitis media, she was diagnosed as right tonsil neoplasm on Jul 1 2013. Now she is 8.3kg in weight, 75cm in height, 45cm in head size, 46 cm in chest size and has 20 teeth, has been vaccinated.
Madigan is quiet. We hope foreign family can adopt her and make her gain better treatment, grow up happily and healthily.
Children’s Welfare Institute
Jul 14, 2013
McKENZIE, female, DOB 3/2006 SN developmental delay
McKenzie has stamina. She is reported to be a good athlete and run for a long distance. She loves to dance, participate in sports, sing dance and draw. She is noted to ask lots of questions and explore her environment. She does NOT like math but tries hard to learn it anyway. McKenzie lives with a foster family and has “integrated into the family well”. She was admitted to the SWI when she was an infant and has made great progress since then. She has current video though it surely would have been lovely to see her RUN.
Her reports share:
On admission, she is 5.5kg in weight, 58cm in height, 39cm in head size, and 37cm in chest size, can’t hold her head up, can cry, and can’t visually move the following object. By the excellent care of the medical staffs, scientific feeding, her physical condition has been improved. At the age of 6months, she is 65cm in height, 6.5kg in weight, 41cm in head size and 39cm in chest size, can transfer from supine position to lateral position and can touch the thing with hands. At the age of 8months, she can sit alone for a moment. At the age of 12months, she can say ba and ma in Chinese. At the age of 114months, she can stand alone for a moment. At the age of 17months, she can walk alone.
At the age of over 2years, she can speak a long sentence, and always follows mom while babbling continually; at this time, we can found that she has fairly active personality.
In 2008, for XIN LI, it was a fairly special year. In this year, XIN LI entered into a foster family and begun a new life. She is fairly outgoing, so she can be familiar with the foster family and integrates into the family well. Dad and mom like her very much. In the foster family, she is cared well and loved; her self-care ability has been improved further; she learns to have a meal, put on clothes and take off clothes etc.
With her ages, she goes to the kindergarten. In the language, she can express her thoughts clearly, as normal peers. She is able to get along well with the teachers and classmates, is fond of asking question and exploring. She has good sport ability. Under the guidance of teacher, she can run for a long distant.
In 2013, she goes to the primary school, and begins new studying life. She likes Chinese, and likes to recite the Tang Poems and write in particulars; She is not very interested in numbers, but she would try hard to learn. She learns the courses such as singing, drawing and dancing; her favorite activity is the sport. She always runs to the teacher first when called.
Social Welfare Institute
Nix, male, DOB: 4/2009 SN: 1. bilateral esotropia, 2. leucoma on right side
Nix, male, was found abandoned in May of 2009. A lot of search by the police station failed to find his birth parents and he was confirmed as an abandoned baby. Doctors in this institute decided the child’s DOB according to his physical growth.
Nix suffers from bilateral esotropia, leucoma on right side, so his vision is not good. When he just came to the institute he was thin and small. Through the excellent care of the caretaker he became fair and fat at the age of 3 months but he cannot open his eyes.
Nix is a cute and active child. He is well-behaved and comfortable. He has a ready smile. When the caretaker helps him put on clothes and teases him, he will giggle aloud.
Though his vision is not good it does not affect his other developments. After a lot of effort he can walk alone with holding the rail in front of mirror, he can also walk forward for a while pushing a chair. He is very brave.
He likes to play games, and likes riding the wooden horse best. When he rides the wooden horse he will grasp its two ears with hands, move his buttocks to make the wooden horse run fast, and call mama. He is extremely cute.
He eats well, is never choosy to food, can hold the milk bottle to drink milk, and has good appetite.
We sincerely hope that Nix could be adopted earlier and have a happy and stable family.
Children’s Welfare Institute
OXFORD, male, DOB 8/2002 SN visual impairment, does have light perception
Oxford is going to the school for blind in his city and is learning braille in addition to his standard school work. He went to neighborhood school but had trouble seeing the blackboard. He can distinguish colors. He has learned to accommodate by tilting his head to see the best. He is highly skilled in speech. He has a gift for memorizing and reciting poems. He is described as a polite, kind and obedient boy. Oxford lost his first family on Valentine’s Day 2005 and has been waiting since that day. Oxford would like to be adopted and have a permanent family.
Oxford’s orphanage is in a One to One Partnership with Children’s House International and was met by CHI staff in April 2014. The following video is from that meeting.
Oxford’s reports are dishearteningly old, from 2008. They share:
Oxford, male, was found abandoned on Feb.14 2005. A lot of search by police station of the railway station failed to find his birth parents. On the same day the child was sent to Children’s Welfare Institute to be raised. Doctors in this institute decided the child’s DOB as Aug.14 2002 according to his physical growth.
Oxford is a child suffering congenital cataract. He is a restless child with his own personality, sometimes is obstinate and does not like to be restrained, likes to be free. Regarding eating, Oxford is a good child who is not choosy about food, usually has noodle, congee, steamed bread and steamed stuffed bun etc. He also likes to eat snack and fruit.
In normal time Oxford likes outdoor activity, likes to play games with kids, is a restless child, but he is a kid who loves to be beautiful, usually likes to wear beautiful clothes. Oxford is also very capable, can take off shoes and socks, take off clothes, brush teeth, wash face and help the caretaker carry things etc. His living schedule is very routine.
We all hope that Oxford could find a family soon and grow up happily and healthily.
Sender: XXX (signature)
Children’s Welfare Institute
PEARL, female, 4/2008 SN post-operative spina bifida, post-operative hydrocephalus, paralysis of lower limbs, current status on continence is not yet known.
Love Without Boundaries (LWB) has established a $4,000 grant towards the adoption expenses of precious PEARL. This sweet, cheerful, and spunky girl has been in foster care through LWB and has been carefully followed by her loving cheerleaders during this time. They have recently posted her story on their blog.
Video from winter 2014 also shows her to be fun loving and interactive little girl who likes to participate with playmate (foster sister??).
Pearl’s official reports are old and still needing translation. Her 2009 reports share that she was admitted to her SWI when she was a newborn. She had a large meningocele on her back that was surgically removed.
Pearl is determined and hopeful that someday she will be able to attend school and have a forever family.
PROMISE, female, DOB 7/2012 SN malnutrition, congenital bilateral clubbed feet (strephenopedia), developmental delay (normal MRI), oral cavity difference (protruding upper teeth), ametropia (An eye abnormality, such as nearsightedness, farsightedness, or astigmatism, resulting from faulty refractive ability of the eye.)
Promise was given her name because a visit to her orphanage deeply impacted the Children’s House International staff who visited there in April 2014. They vowed at that time that if they could help any of the children there, in any way, they would.
Promise has been in foster care since her arrival as a newborn in the SWI and was not present when the CHI staff visited there. The SWI had given her a name meaning “free as the wind”. It is so hoped that Promise will be able to have the opportunity for that kind of full and forceful life. This child is desperate for a chance to SOAR. While she may appear to be frail, it is likely that this child has a very determined soul. The CHI staff will do all in their power to help her be fed, safe, cherished, and given proper medical care.
Her report from December 2013 shares:
1. Life habits and raising method
From August 23, 2012 up to now Promise is placed into foster home. She gets up at five o’clock in the morning, about 12:00 to 14:30 for a nap time, about 20:30 go to sleep, take a shower after daily dinner. Her food consists of three staple meals and a snack meal. The three staple meals are: 6:00 (boiled bone soup mix 5 tablespoons of milk powder and 2 tablespoons vegetables mud). In addition, foster family will give her calcium supplement and Vitamin AD for her. She is difficult to sleep well all night, usually wake up every 2 hours, she need to drink warm water after woke up..
The foster family will play music and children’s songs for her regularly or not regularly, and arrange time to take her to outdoors, basking in the sunshine, these help her comprehensive development in her heart, wisdom and body. At that time, she was taking good care, and lives a happy life every day.
2. The development of personality and hobbies
Little Promise is gentle and quiet. She can stable sitting for a long time now, she can use her left hand to complete the move of transformation from lying down to sit, also can flexibly turn over, and she likes crawl backwards. When she is happy, she would grab bed handrail to rocking her body, can clap, and will grasp the bed ornaments toys, sometimes refers to her ears and nose with her fingers. In the aspects of cognition, little Promise can recognize her own tableware, and if being changed her tableware, she will refuse eating. She can understand simple instructions, for example, she put her hands before her face, if the caretaker ask her put her hands down, she will do it, ask her “we need to stand up”, she will gave her hand to adults, hint that we have to help her up. The aspect of language, little Promise will send a similar “a” “e” “na” sound.
In daily life, little Promise is able to coordinate well with the people activities, such as feeding, changing diapers, put up and down clothes, put her to the bed, she would fall asleep quickly. In the social aspect, little Promise is afraid of strangers and changes to a strange environment, at beginning, she will find the caretakers, but after some time, she can also gradually accept the strangers, and she likes playing with other kids, when foster children are doing their homework, she will catch the pen to play.
According to the suggestion of responsible physician of maternal and child health hospital on October 30, 2013, little Promise is suffering from malnutrition, developmental delay, oral deformity and ametropia symptoms. As she is double strephenopodia, she was wearing orthopedic shoes for rehabilitation. Due to health reasons, so far she has not had any vaccinations.
In Dec. 2013, Promise’s height: 72.8 cm, weight: 7.85 kg, chest circumference: 45 cm (naked), head circumference: 44 cm.
Social Welfare Institute
QUIGLEY, male, DOB 9/2010 SN post-surgery for distended stomach wall, language delay, cerebral brain MRI difference noted
Quigley was so excited to be getting a family of his own! However this did not last as he experienced a disrupted adoption in June 2014. The prospective parents took him to have an MRI and when it showed a difference in white matter volume the adoption was disrupted/dissolved. The reason for the desire to have an MRI is unknown. His institution feels that all his development is good and that his speech is his biggest delay. The institution very much desires for him to be adopted.
UPDATE of July 14, 2014 with video
Child: Quigley, male, DOB 8/2010
1. Why was the child’s adoption disrupted?
At that time the family gave up on adoption because: the family took the child to have an MRI check. The results of MRI was that cerebral white matter is stunted, so the family gave up on the adoption.
2. Who decided to have an MRI done recently and why?
The adoptive family took the child to the hospital to do an MRI.
3. Can you provide photographs of the surgical scar on his stomach?
The photographs of the stomach surgical site are attached. Please request to see them.
4. Can you describe the current condition of the child?
The child is currently in good health, living skills are good too. Similar athletic ability to his peers. The child can speak clear, slurred speech, he can not say long sentences. Character more lively, playful. He would yell when happy. Language and ability to learn a little behind compared to his peers. He was very sad and quiet when he was sent back to the institution. He was happy to have a family. Thank you very much for your help!
Quigley was found as a newborn. On admission his physical exam showed a bulge on his abdomen and a patch of discolored skin on his left knee. On Sep 19 2010 he was sent to Women and Children Healthcare Center receive the repair of gastric wall. On May 18 2011 he was sent to the foster family and was familiar with the foster family quickly.
He is active and curious, likes being cuddled, likes running around at home, and also likes playing with children. His learning ability is average and understanding ability is average. Now he is in early age, he can speak simple language, such as dad and mom. His language ability is good under the guide, can understand the adult’s language. His self-managing ability is good, can cooperate with mom to put on clothes.
SHANNA, female, DOB 5/ 2007 SN structural difference of the face
Shanna likes to be dressed to delight herself and those around her. She enjoys the dresses and frills that she chooses to wear. She is noted to be articulate and bright. She attends pre-school with other children her age. Her balance and athletic abilities are reported to be very good. She was born with a difference in her facial structure. No name of the condition is in the file but it could be that she has Crouzon or Aperts Syndrome. A syndrome means there are a cluster of conditions that occur together. It does not mean that she has intellectual delays and is not reported to have intellectual concerns.
Shanna’s reports share:
Intellectual development: Shanna’s development is very good. She is able to participate in the SWI’s normal pre-school activities, and the corresponding activities with the teacher to complete the task.
Language: Shanna’s pronunciation is with clear articulation, has language fluency, able to sing songs, tell a short story that can communicate with people.
Physical development of the child: regarding motor skills, she can sit, stand, walk, jump, run and go up and down stairs without help. She can make movements with teacher’s guidance. Regarding language development, she can communicate with nannies, she can help others and is able to get along well with other children. She can play toys, clap hands and dance with music, take part in group activities and outing.
Shanna’s fine motor development of big movements are very good, where running, jumping, climbing, standing on one foot, throwing the ball she is very skilled. Other basic movements, balance, endurance, is also good, the staff often take her to participate in outdoor activities. In addition, her daily living skills are good. She can independently dress and undress, is independent dining, able to sleep and so on.
Routine activity: She gets up on 7:00 a, takes a 2 hours’ nap and goes to bed on 20:00. She is able to go to sleep her own and has a deep sleep, she doesn’t get up to urinate at night. She has a regular diet, takes three meals each day and eats snacks between meals, including fruit and milk, etc.
President of the Welfare Institute: XXX (signature)
Social Welfare Institute
June 27, 2013
STANWIX, male, DOB 6/2005 SN ametropia, post-operative cleft palate, post-operative undescended testicles
STANWIX is a clever and robust boy who currently lives with a foster family in a more rural setting than his Children’s welfare Institution is located. This CWI currently has a One to One partnership with Children’s House International but as he lives so far away, Stanwix was not able to be met when a team visited there April 26, 2014. He seems to be just like fun loving boys his age anywhere and most enjoys playing games with his friends and WATER PISTOLS. It is likely that there is a good game consisting of water guns that he plays together with these friends.
Stanwix’s reports share:
Stanwix, Male, was found abandoned at the outpatient hall of Children’s Hospital on Sep.8 2005. A lot of search by the policemen did not find his birth parents. He was confirmed as an abandoned baby, and on the same day he was sent to Children’s Welfare Institute Doctors in this institute decided the child’s DOB as June.1 2005 according to his physical growth.
He suffers from ametropia, postoperative bilateral undesceaded testicle, postoperative cleft palate and testicular dysgenesis. On Nov.29 2011 he was performed exploratory laparotomy and bilateral testicular descent fixation under general anesthesia. On April.18 2013 he was performed cleft palate repaired under general anesthesia, with good recovery.
He was fostered in a loving family in a local village.. At home he gains the excellent care of dad and mom. Now he is stronger gradually; he is an adored child. Now he is studying in the special class in his neighborhood school; he can go to school on time, is sensible, is polite and also can help grandma to buy some daily necessities; he can write simple Chinese Characters, recognize numbers of 1-10, and can perform simple addition.
Now he can put on clothes alone, can have a meal alone; he is not choosy to food, likes to eat rice and noodle, as well as all kinds of fruits.
He is a clever little boy who has a ready smile. Best wishes for him and hope that he can be adopted as soon as possible, can have a happy family and have father and mother who love him, to grow up healthily and happily.
Children’s Welfare Institute
SURI, female, DOB 12/2005 SN HB carrier, intellectual delay (??)
Suri has a spirit full of curiosity. She loves to explore the world around her and watches closely how things work so she can operate them independently. She also does the same with people, often wanting to know what people are thinking and feeling She has a report that is so full of all the things that she is capable of doing that it is hard to know the degree of intellectual delay that she may have and why she has been given this diagnosis. More clarification has been requested to better understand. Suri is chatty, outgoing, able to focus, able to express her feelings through language. Her report is frankly, quite impressive. Suri was admitted to her SWI as a newborn.
Suri’s reports from July 2013 share:
Under the excellent care and feeding of the caretakers, Suri has routine living schedule, good physical growth. She likes porridge and sweet food, has sound sleep and normal defecation and urination.
Body and intelligence development:Suri’s body and intellectual development: since admission to now, her body development is close to that of normal peers; her intelligence development is delayed. She is an active and restless girl. He can walk alone freely; her motor skills are similar as normal child; she can master all kinds of motor skills, such as jump, climb; her body movement is very agility; she is fond of listening to music and watching TV; she can dance with music. In her familiar environment, her restless figure would appear in everywhere; she is familiar everyone in this institute, would go to each baby room, activity room and the office constantly. She is very curious, and is very interested in new thing; she always go to explore her unknown world; for example, if she is interested in the computer, she would plug it in when you do not pay attention to, and then pound on the keyboard. She has good observation ability and learning ability, and has certain imitation and memory; she can fairly focus on learning, can understand and recognize the pictures, as well as can descript them. She can imitate reciting Tang poems and Children’s songs, can count numerals of “1-50”, can express her feelings and needs. For example, in strange environment, she would tell you about her feelings of fear, and would keep alert and resist the look.
Language and emotion development: In this institute, she is an active and restless little girl. She has outgoing personality, and enjoys being concerned about and being praised. She is very curious, has the courage to touch some new things, and would go to explore on her own initiative; she is attach to her familiar people, can say hello to others, and is very polite; she can distinguish between things, has strong understanding ability. In the children room, she is a good helper, can do something what she can do, and can tell something to the aunt on her own initiative such as “What’s wrong with somebody?”. She can express her hungry on her own initiative and knows to ask for snacks from others; the food is a great attraction for her; she loves beauty and will have her dress requirements; she would ask the caretaker to choose her favorite clothes; she is very restless, and likes to wiggle herself with music; she always plays happily; she has good memory, and has a good understanding of things learnt and good memory; she can recognize everyone in this institute, can state their names, can distinguish between uncles or aunts; she would express her attachment to kind people; she knows what to say to everyone, and general she doesn’t make a mistake for that; sometimes she is a tough girl, because she often does according to her feelings; if you are patient to accompany her, she would stay with you, because she begins to be interested in your world.
Medical history: Suri has had no severe diseases since admission to this day. She has no history of drug allergy. In June of 2013 she was diagnosed: 1. intelligent development delayed; 2. HB carrier in People’s Hospital.
TAISHA, female, DOB 7/2006 PKU (phenylketonuria)
There are times when a child very much needs a new beginning, a new day, a new direction. This is one such time. Taisha (TAI as in TAIwan and SHA as in SHAwl) means “peace during a new dawn”. Little Taisha has been through an adoptive dissolution while still in China. It has taken time to get her legally untangled and eligible for a new placement. She is every bit so deserving of a new chance. She was found and admitted to her CWI when she was approximately 20 months old. At the time of admission, she was weak lower legs and delayed in her muscle development. At her intake physical examination she was diagnosed with cerebral palsy but that diagnosis is not found on her medical reports and she currently walks, runs, and attends school. Subsequent lab work diagnosed her with PKU. Taisha is a cheerful and gregarious little girl who is ready to move forward to a family of her own.
Her reports share:
Taisha is one of the children suffering from phenylketonuria. In 2001, she moved from the small sunflowers kindergarten to the Intermediate class.. She quickly adapted to classroom life and got along very well with others. During the lesson she would sit together with the kids and listen to the teacher.
Taisha’s character is very cheerful, always smiling. Her class brothers and sisters are very fond of her, interacting with her daily. She also learned to dress herself, to the toilet, eating, etc., life will no longer have to have help from teachers and children. Taisha attended language training to accept the language of daily rehabilitation, to help her learn to speak. In the language training the teachers taught Taisha to say “hello, say thank you, goodbye” and other basic living language. At the same time, Taisha also developed a polite good habit Every morning when she is picked up she would wave to the teacher and take the initiative to give her a big hug and say goodbye. Taisha also learned to speak with a coherent language, such as “Thanks Mom,” “thank you Auntie” “goodbye mom”, etc. with her language skills greatly improved.
Taisha made great progress in cognitive abilities. She can distinguish objects of daily life. During cognitive class, she could identify the name of a variety of vegetables and fruits, and classification. In life, the teacher will often focus on cognitive training. She specifically asked Taisha to find and name the designation of certain items. Taisha reflected quickly to get the exact location of the items.
In 2013 Taisha is a lovely little girl who likes listening to music. Whenever she hears music she gets very excited. She will dance to imitate the look of a small cat or small duck. When the teacher saw Taisha thus, inspired, she said , “Taisha, you silly little animal” Each time, she was able to follow the teacher’s body twisting back and forth and her face smiles . Taishat will imitate others. When the teacher put a finger on her head cocked , and then asked the children , ” Taisha, we should act like what? ” Everybody said, ” like a rabbit .” Taisha heard the kids say this and she smiled laughter. Her laughter is a nice as silver. She also learned to like the teacher put a finger on his head. The teacher asked, “How do you walk like a bunny? ” She immediately jumped a few squat , amused and everybody was happy .
Taisha relishes pictures books. She likes to sit next to children and read books together. She is now more well-behaved , and the kids will be doing clapping games and she will follow very attentively. If the teacher taught the children to say ” clap hands good friend .” she will listen and strain to follow and interact correctly. She is a very gregarious girl. In language development, she is able to recite two poems , though some of her pronunciation is not accurate. Through language training it is believed that there will be greater progress.
Taisha grew day by day, more and more able to care for herself. Every morning she would remind the teacher give her brew milk. She goes to the bathroom on her own initiative. She is eating and drinking independently and able to independently take off clothes , make her bed, pick up her toy box .
Children’s Welfare Institution
July 15, 2013
TAMARIX, female, DOB 1/2004 SN deaf, right eye congenital cataract, post -operative CHD
There is nothing more disheartening to see older children waiting for families than to see these older children waiting while being ADOPTION REGISTERED for years. This is the case for Tamarix. The CHI staff met her during their visit to her orphanage in April 2014. She is lovely, creative and an impressive girl. When her file arrived to CHI it was distressing to see that she has been registered for adoption since 2/2007. SEVEN YEARS she has been waiting. SEVEN YEARS hoping for her turn.
Tamarix, female, was found abandoned in children’s hospital on Nov. 1, 2004. A lot of search by police station of Miaohou street failed to find her birth parents. On the same day the child was sent to Children’s Welfare Institute to be raised. Doctors in this institute decided her DOB as Jan. 1, 2004 according to her physical growth.
Firstly admitted, she was thin and weak, only ate a little for egg, noodles or rice. She had gray face, only could walk with hands holding onto the wall. Under the excellent care of the caretakers, she gradually eats more, is not choosy at foods. She has a good appetite, and becomes much stronger, and can walk at the same time.
Tamarix likes playing plastic toys, and loves rocking horse best. When you place her on the large cushion, she would walk to the rocking horse directly, and shake on it happily. She is good at imitating, would imitate shaking head and hips following someone is dancing. It looks very cute. Though she is young, she is creative. Once she picks up a tick, holds the two ends and wraps herself. She takes it as a skirt.
Tamarix is a quiet and introverted girl. Though she is quiet usually, she indeed has some temper when someone tyrannizes her. Now, Tamarix is much more sensitive, and becomes pretty. She is a clever and lovely child. We hope she could get a warm home with parents loving her.
Travis, DOB: 11/2011(conflicting dates on reports), male, SN: Cerebral Palsy
Why that serious look in your new photos Travis? Could it be that you wished everyone involved in your paperwork could get their dates correct?! Indeed, there are multiple conflicting dates listed in the official file. Confirmation on dates has been requested. Due to the discrepancies, it is not clear how old Travis was when he arrived at the SWI. What IS clear is that Travis is a handsome toddler who can now stand and is beginning to walk independently. He can feed himself using chopsticks and is potty training. His favorite thing to do is to sit on his little toy car and push himself around. Travis was sent to the Ruzhou Rehabilitation Hospital for treatment and it appears that he is still being treated there.
There is video taken of Travis from a precious advocate. The date and location of the video is not confirmed.
Travis’ reports share:
Travis’ overall development is delayed in comparison to children his age. His language is delayed as well as his large motor development. He can use thumb and index finger deftly, can turn pages of book.
Travis can recognize his nurturer and likes playing games with her. He and likes her to tell him stories and to tease with him. He is quiet and likes music. He is a lovely and active child, who is well liked. It is hoped that he can find a loving family and get the parent’s love that he deserves. We believe he will bring more happiness to a family.
Sealed by: Children’s Welfare Institute
TRISTAN, male, DOB 11/2007 SN Facial Port Wine Stain
Tristan is a lovely kid, even when he doesn’t realize people are watching. It was evident that he was such a helpful and patient boy as he helped his caregivers as the children from his SWI waited for their turn to be assessed during the Fuzhou Journey of Hope Camp. He also has a close relationship with a special best friend and they fully enjoyed each other’s company playing ball during the wait. Tristan is hesitant in front of the cameras. It is understandable that he is self-conscious about the port wine stain (PWS) on his face. His report states his stain is “ugly” and that is likely how he is told it looks.
It is not known if he suffers from Sturge-Weber Syndrome along with the PWS but he is a capable boy! He entered his SWI when he was found at 4 years old after his father told him to wait as he would be right back. The father never came back.
Tristan’s reports share:
Tristan, male, was abandoned at 14:30 on Jun.27 2012, the red paper he is taking with noting: born on Nov.11 2007. He is confirmed to be abandoned baby.
Physical condition: on admission, his face has red erythema, thick lips, we does not know that what kind of illness he had, and we suspected that he had infectious disease, so immediately we sent him to the hospital to have a check, the doctor said it is angiomalosis, and it is not infectious, but it is ugly, others are normal. At the same time we asked the child, we got that he is abandoned at the gate of the institute by his father, his father cheated him that: you wait here, after I use the toilet I will get you. But he did not come back. His DOB is according to the paper note that he was taking with when picked up.
After admission the child was raised in a group by the welfare institute, now he has 3 meals for rice, noodles, fish, meat, egg, vegetables etc. He can take care of his toileting himself, he can brush teeth and wash face by himself. Every day he will go to the activity room to listen to the music and play with other children etc.
Now Tristan’s height is 117cm,weight: 19.8kg, head size:48cm, chest size:56cm.
He can communicate with adults, can count from 1 to 100, he can write some simple characters and his own name. He can also distinguish all kinds of colors, fruits, transport tools. And he can put in clothes, shoes and socks, and he can also tie up shoes. Ordinarily he can help aunt with something he can do, he likes playing balls with other children, he is a lovely and cute child. Doctors vaccinate him with various vaccines on time. Apart from facial angiomalosis, the results of his other routine examinations are normal.
WILCOX, male, DOB 8/2003 SN albinism
Wilcox has mixed feelings about adoption. He would like to have his own forever family but his very best friend was recently placed in hers and he misses her…A LOT.
He feels the emptiness in his own life that her adoption has left. Wilcox’s CWI is in a One to One partnership with Children’s House International. When a team from CHI met him on April 26, 2014, they asked Wilcox how he felt about adoption. He immediately put his head down and sobbed, and sobbed and sobbed. His caregivers were able to explain the loss he feels about his dearest chum. Wilcox shared with the team they he would also like a chance to be adopted. Video of Wilcox with the team is found at the link below:
Wilcox currently attends Grade 3 in his neighborhood school near his foster home. He does not wear glasses but does struggle with his vision. He can see medium sized beads up to 4 feet away. Then they get blurry for him. His eyes are sensitive to light due to his albinism. Wilcox appeared to be well like within his group of peers and has a good relationship with his foster family.
Wilcox reports are from 8/2012 and share:
WILCOX, male, was abandoned on Dec.4, 2003. After the Police tried to find his birth parents in vain he was sent into Children’s Welfare Institute the same day. Doctors in our institute estimated his birthday as Aug.4, 2003 based on his physical development situation.
Wilcox has albinism and was thin when admitted. Under the delicate care of staffs in our institute, Wilcox got stronger and stronger. He was sent to a foster family on Sep.8, 2004 for his better development and feels warm of family. His parents take good care of him, and he became more and more active and bright. His vision problem which was resulted from albinism didn’t affect his daily life, his physical indexed are within normal range.
Wilcox is a bright boy, sometimes he is shy in front of strangers, but he is joy of his parents at home. He often help his mother do something within his power such as sweep the floor, wipe table, wash clothes etc. He is a good student at school, respects teachers, study hard, help other classmates, has good word of mouth, often praised by teachers and classmates.
He is such a good boy, and we sincerely hope he could have a secure and happy family in which his parents love him very much.
XIA XIA, female, DOB 4/2010 SN congenital cataracts, developmental delay, muscle weakness
(Don’t let the X’s scare you. In Chinese they are pronounced as SH so her name would be said as SHA SHA)
CHI has new video and pictures of Xia Xia! She is in an excellent and attentive foster home and is growing up. She is trying so hard to focus on where she is headed and getting her legs to help her there. Great work Xia Xia. Frustratingly, her medical files are from 2012. An update has been requested and will be posted once it arrives. She appears to still love to be the beauty, though. She sports some awesome bows and outfits in all her new photos. More than anything that can be written about Xia Xia, the video speaks the best for her.
Xia Xia’s reports from May 2012 share:
Xia Xia, Female, was found abandoned on July.13 2010. A lot of search was made by the local police station but failed to find her birth parents. She was confirmed as an abandoned baby, and on the same day she was sent to Children’s Welfare Institute.to be raised. Doctors in this institute decided the child’s DOB as April 2010 according to her physical growth.
Xia Xia suffered from congenital cataracts and development delay. On admission, she was about 3 months old and was fat, so lovely. Under the excellent care of the caretaker aunt and grandmother, now she is a pretty girl. She has a ready smile; she would giggle happily when teased and loves to be teased.
Now she can stand up slowly with hands holding on the bed and can make sound of yiyiyaya; if you talk to her, she would look at you all the time and respond to you with sound of ah ah. She loves to be a beauty and likes to look at herself in the mirror; when she looks at the mirror, she would touch herself in the mirror and smile at the mirror; she likes to ride a cock horse and sit on it for shaking, enjoys herself. She is not choosy to food and loves noodle, rice, egg and cake, as well as fruits and desserts etc. She loves to play the water; when taking a bath, she is so quietly and likes playing spray.
Hope she will be adopted as soon as possible and have health and happy life in future, as well as have father and mother who love her, and a happy life.
Children’s Welfare Institute
XYLA, female, DOB 6/2011 SN congenital blindness (ocular fundus), weakness in lower legs
Xyla is learning how to trust in her world and beginning to understand that she can be safe. Xyla has not been able to see since her birth. She also has weakness in her lower legs. Combined, this has her anxious about falling down….but she is gaining confidence! She has a good appetite and is now eating table foods. Little by little she is blossoming in her Hugging Grandma class at her orphanage. Xyla’s orphanage is in a One to One partnership with Children’s House International.
Xyla’s reports from 12/2013, when she was nearly 2.5 years old, share:
Xyla, Female, was found abandoned on June.25 2011. A lot of search by the local Police Station failed to find her birth parents. She was confirmed as an abandoned baby, and on the same day she was sent to Children’s Welfare Institution to be raised. Doctors in this institute decided the child’s DOB according to her physical growth.
Xyla suffered from nystagmus, congenital blindness, muscle force of both lower limbs weak. When she first came to the baby class, she is very thin. Under the excellent care of grandmother and the caretaker, now she has white skin, black hairs and round face, so lovely.
Now she can take off the shoes, can roll over, can sit up; when happy she would giggle; when we change the diapers for her, the aunt’s finger touches her hands, and she would grasp the aunt’s finger, the aunt says “ Xyla, get up please”; she would sit up; when she is cuddled, she would grasp the aunt’s clothes tightly and is afraid of falling down.
Now she can ride the wooden horse, and shake it; when she hears the music, she can turn her head to locate the direction of sounds; when the aunt feeds her, the aunt takes the spoon to her mouth, and she would be cooperative to open her mouth.
Presently she can have steamed egg, noodle and porridge; supplementary food including snacks and bread etc.
Xyla is a clever little girl who has a ready smile. We hope that she is able to be adopted as soon as possible, have a happy family and father and mother who love her, grow up healthily and happily.
Children’s Welfare Institute